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Introducing Kids to the Arts
July 19, 2009
A main goal for Martin English, new director of Kansas City Young Audiences, is fund-raising. Young Audiences annually serves 178,000 youngsters with arts programs and instruction. English was executive...
Is Shane Evans a Dreamer?
November 15, 2009
Cover story for The Kansas City Star Magazine about Shane Evans, award-winning children's book illustrator and owner of Dream Studio, 711 E. 31st St.
It's On! Fountain Dedication Friday
The formal dedication of the renovated Concourse Park Fountain is to be held on July 26, 2002. It has 12 jet sprays and is considered "zero depth" so that it is an interactive fountain which is good for...
J.E. Donalson Manufacturing Company
March 9, 1947
Brief article about the J.E. Donalson Manufacturing Company, located in North Kansas City, which manufactured tricycles, sidewalk bicycles and a children's bike called the "jockey cycle." The company also...
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
June 13, 1973
Jack and Jill of America is a non-profit black organization founded in 1938. There are more than 100 chapters in 38 states. Its goals are to stimulate social, cultural, and civic responsibilities in children...
Jet Stockwell and Dave Jackson
Illustration and caption about the "latest children's novel by Bula Hahn of Kansas City" set in pioneer Indian territory.
JF&CS Drops '&C' to Become Jewish Family Services
December 1, 2006
The Jewish Family & Children Services of Greater Kansas City has changed their name to Jewish Family Services. "When it was established in 1901, the agency was known as United Jewish Charities. In 1942...
May 29, 1927
Article about John Campbell (1820-1900), an early Kansas City investor, born on May 20, 1820, in England and dying on March 11, 1900, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was married on February 14, 1854, to Charlotte...
John E. (Jack) Tillotson II Obituary
June 13, 2004
Obituary for Jack Tillotson of Mission Hills, Kansas who died June 10, 2004. He was born November 23, 1923. In 1952, he became president and CEO of his family's business, Modern Handcraft, Inc., which...
Kansas City Giving Guide: Pillars of Philanthropy
November 7, 2008
Special section on philanthropy provides extensive information on the following charitable institutions: American Heart Association, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Brain Injury Association, Children's...
Kansas City Museum Receives Planning Funds
Photo and article about the plans for "a full-scale renovation of Corinthian Hall," the structure (formerly the 1910 R. A. Long mansion) housing the Kansas City Museum on Gladstone Boulevard, "particularly...
Kansas City Young Matrons Club
December 20, 1987
The organization of 400 members was founded in 1917 as a volunteer service group committed to charity and advancing literacy and educational opportunity for young people. Their area philanthropies include...
Kansas City's Pioneer Mother Was Wife of First Settler on River Front
File containing an article about the first settlers on the riverfront area of Kansas City, Francois and Berenice Chouteau in 1821, listing some of their descendants still in the city in 1935, including...
Kasnas City Girl Puts Her Family in a Children's Book
File containing a photo, illustration, and biographical article about Kansas Citian Peggy Sullivan, author of the autobiographical book "The O'Donnells" concerning the history of her Irish family here....
Photo and biographical article about Kate Richards O'Hare, or Kate O'Hare, "St. Louis Socialist leader who served almost fourteen months of a 5-year penitentiary sentence for violation of the espionage...
Katherine Hall "Kitty" Wagstaff
October 22, 2003
Obituary for Kitty Wagstaff who died October 21, 2003. Kitty served as president of the auxiliary and a member of the Board of Directors for Saint Luke's Hospital, as well as chairman of the Jewel Ball...
KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More
Biographical sketch of Samuel Eason (?-1920), founder of "what became the Niles Home for Children," starting in 1883 as a bricklayer to take in needy African-American children to his home at 1406 Vine...
KC Board Approves School Changes
April 26, 2007
The Kansas City School Board agreed by a 5-2 vote to phase out most of the district's middle schools. Superintendent Anthony Amato has pushed the phase out in favor of neighborhood elementary schools serving...
KC Pioneer Leads Way for Others
July 1, 2003
Recognition of Gertrude Keith and her many accomplishments and contributions to Kansas City. Gertrude Keith was the first black woman elected to the Kansas City school board (1970).
Larrapin Lous & Bustin Babes For a Good Cause
October 10, 2012
Short article about an exhibition game that took place Oct. 15, 1927 at Muehlebach Field between teams managed by George Herman '"Babe" Ruth and "Larrapin" Lou Gehrig. The game was fundraiser for Mercy...
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